Nokia has just announced via their Conversations blog, that they will be rolling out some new features via Software updates to Symbian S60v3.2 and S60v5 based handsets.
The software update will update the age-old and snail-paced internal browser to v7.3. It is the same version of the Nokia web browser, which ships with Symbian Anna phones. The updated browser will bring faster and smoother web browsing performance, support for International Domain Names (IDNs), along with support for non-ASCII letters such as Arabic or Chinese.
Apart from the updated web browser, the update will also include the latest version of Nokia Maps a.k.a Ovi Maps. For non-touch based Symbian handsets, Ovi Maps 3 SR4 will be installed. This new version of Ovi Maps offers indoor positioning via Wi-Fi, and travel and recommendation services like Lonely Planet.
For touch based Symbian handsets (S60v5), Ovi Maps 3 SR6 will be included in the software update. Along with the above said features, this version of Ovi Maps will also add public transport lines and check-in services to popular social networking sites.
Last but not the least; the software update will also add emoticons support. Nokia will roll-out all these new features for a bunch of touch and non-touch based Symbian handsets via a firmware update.
The update will be rolled out for the following devices :
- Nokia E72
- Nokia E52
- Nokia E5
- Nokia C5-00
- Nokia 6700 slide
- Nokia C6-00
- Nokia C5-03
- Nokia 5230
- Nokia 5235
- Nokia 5250
- Nokia X6
- Nokia N97 mini
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
Nokia has already started rolling out the firmware update for the Nokia 5230 and 5235. Updates for other handsets are also expected to follow soon.